October 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Industry Perspectives: POLL FINDINGS: Pipelines remain crude route of choice for North American refiners

While the Keystone XL pipeline project remains in limbo, the concept behind it is very much alive.Roughly 70% of industry respondents predict that pipelines will be the most popular crude oil transpor..

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While the Keystone XL pipeline project remains in limbo, the concept behind it is very much alive. Roughly 70% of industry respondents predict that pipelines will be the most popular crude oil transportation network in coming years for North American refiners, according to a recent Hydrocarbon Processing industry poll with hundreds of votes cast. That percentage dwarfed secondary logistics options, such as rail (17%) and barge (14%), which are viewed by many in the industry as less efficient and more expensive. Pipeline expansions in works With Keystone XL still uncertain, other pipeline firms are filling the gap. Rival Canadian company Enbridge is expanding its existing pipes to carry C

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